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Meri and Horst hit the road to raise funds to find a cure for cancerAn Adelaide couple has launched a campaign to recruit as many as 200 cyclists who can raise more than $200,000 to fund research for the fight against cancer.

Meri Griesbach and her partner Horst, who lost their son after he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, are hoping to lift the funds raised by the Lightsview Ride Like Crazy event from this year’s $800,000 to more than $1 million in January 2015.

To reach seven figures, the Seaview Downs couple have joined a national team of anti-cancer cyclists, called Vision Crusaders, which has raised more than $750,000 through cycling events from Perth to New Zealand since 2011, raising over $420,000 during 2014.

SA Police established Lightsview Ride Like Crazy Inc. in 2010 after the untimely death of police officer Mick "Crazy" Koerner, from an inoperable brain tumour. Since then, the mass participation bike ride has become a well-respected and successful community event.

The Dandies get their Mojo goingAmerican rock band The Dandy Warhols are the latest musical icons to become fans of Australia’s taste sensation MOJO Kombucha during their recent national tour of this country.

Like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young before them, The Dandies came across the naturally made trendy tonic when their stage managers recommended it - and they were immediately won over.

The Dandies’ singer-guitarist Courtney Taylor-Taylor was full of praise for MOJO Kombucha. “If you’re in Australia, this stuff is awesome,” he posted on the band’s website at http://www.dandywarhols.com/news/airport-hotel-airport/.

“The ginger is the best one, by the way. The company sent us a bunch in Perth cuz they could believe we had it in our rider, and now they’re gonna send it to every show. Bless ‘em.”

Students at Eynesbury Senior College tomorrow aim to raise awareness about homelessness by using a camera lens to look at our city with fresh eyes.

Running 3.30-5.30pm tomorrow (Friday, September 19) at the college’s city campus, at 15-19 Franklin Street, the #eyviewadelaide photographic exhibition contains a wide range of images from both student and public photographers.

Organiser Andie Carlsen said the idea of #eyviewadelaide was to look at the city in a different light. “We’ve received a wide range of images, from monochrome to glorious colour,” she said.